I write as a way of life: stories, blogs, articles, almost-poems. I'm a freelancer, a vegetarian, and I listen to Leonard Cohen and enjoy French films. We are dying a little more with each new day we live, so shouldn't we make the most of our time?
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22 thoughts on “The Paintings of Laurie Blank”
My favourite one is number 6. I’m not really sure why: it just appeals. They kind of remind me of Pre-Raphaelite paintings. Also, how do you arrange them so well? I think I want to do that on my blog…
I like numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 in no particular order. It is very hard to pick one out of these.
Actually, maybe I like #4 and #6 j-u-s-t a little bit more…
Careful with those candles! You don’t want to burn yourself!
Oil lamps, Vincent, oil lamps.
No 11, no doubt. Very nice.Beautiful women.
Reminds me more of Neoclassicism, especially the elongated vertebrae.
No 7. It was hard to choose.
I find it interesting that, back in the day, people like Michelangelo painted images of women who were big and beautiful and . . . Now, all of the images of “beauty” that we see are just as thin and unrealistic as the models we see on TV (or wherever).
I agree with you. I don’t like much the plump women in classic paintings though. Balance is good. 🙂
The women depicted in classical paintings look overweight and unattractive to me. I think one reason I like Laurie Blank’s paintings so much is because it’s validating to see women of my own size and shape depicted in them.
Late summer is Queen Anne’s Lace time where I live and my fields look like the one in the first painting. Yes, my favorite is number 1 because it’s depicting a beautiful woman in the season of the year I love most of all.
Beautiful! No. 1 is my favorite, though 10 and 11 also sing strongly to me.
I love No. 4. Beautiful work.
Maybe 5 but how could you choose? These are phenomenal!
I think my favourite is number 6, but they are all beautiful.
woderfull work. like 5 the best
My favourite is No.4 because of the wind in the hair. Next one would be the last one. I totally adore the indian-spirit that lies in that picture. But all in all, they are just beautiful.
They kind of remind me of the works of Jessica Galbreth, although her works are more fantasy-like. Do you know her?
Is it just me, or is my ‘Like’ button not working? Anyway… bottom right is my pick. I couldn’t tell you why. Maybe it’s the paintbrush 😉
Dear sweet faraway spectacular aunt!
How was the family reunion? 🙂
It went well! The best part for me is that it’s over… (oops, did I just say that?). How’s Oliver, sweet nephew?
Oliver is for the time being busy painting a portrait while I finish writting an unexpected novella. 🙂